If procurement requirements are not established and met before purchase, implementing a next-generation antivirus (NGAV) solution can be a costly undertaking. Investing time and brainpower in a disciplined procurement process helps your organization make the most informed decision regarding the solution. Doing this also puts your organization in a better position to understand and mitigate any risks associated with moving the selected solution into production.
This document outlines a procurement process you can use and customize when upgrading to NGAV. For a sample Request for Proposal (RFP)/Request for Information (RFI), check out the SANS Institute's Checklist for NGAV Product Vendor Selection.